Preschools, playgroups and day nurseries can make a significant contribution to a child's earliest experiences and development.
Preschools and playgroups offer care and education for 2 to 5 year-olds. Day nurseries offer care and education for children from birth to 5 years-old.
They must be inspected and registered by Ofsted.
When you visit for the first time, have your list of questions ready.